Southern Nazarene University, an NCAA Division II institution in Bethany, OK, is currently accepting applications for the position of Head Coach of Men’s Soccer. SNU is a member of the Great American Conference and is located in the northwestern part of the Oklahoma City metro area.
Job Summary The Men’s Soccer Coach is responsible for planning and directing the recruitment, conditioning, training, and performance of student athletes, along with fiscal program management, for SNU’s NCAA Division II intercollegiate Men’s Soccer program. This person should have a strong Christian commitment with a vital Christian faith and lifestyle while being supportive of the evangelical mission and purpose of Southern Nazarene University. Nature of Work This position reports to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. This is a head coaching position and all of the duties of the position must be conducted in adherence with the policies, rules, and regulations of the NCAA, the Great American Conference, and the University. Employees in this job class may be subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract that is typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis. The Men’s Soccer Coach is responsible for assembling a roster with a specific number of student-athletes who will represent the institution’s mission. Examples of Duties The following list provides examples of the most typical duties for positions in this job class. Individual positions may not include all of the examples listed, nor does the list include all of the work that may be assigned to positions in this job class. • Recruit quality prospective student-athletes and ensure timely submission of their academic records for admissions. • Monitor academic progress and status of team members, implementing action plans through appropriate staff when needed. • Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program. • Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with NCAA and Conference regulations. • Coach team members individually and in groups, and demonstrate game techniques. • Develop and implement game strategy and position assignments. • Oversee the strength and conditioning programs for student athletes. • Manage all operational, fiscal, and administrative activities for the specific sports program. • Promote the athletic program and specific sport through community events, public speaking, fundraising, and marketing. • Ensure adherence to all Association, Conference, and University rules by athletes and supporting staff. • Provide quality spiritual leadership to student athletes and coaches while being fully vested into the ministry and mission of SNU. • Limited field preparation for games of both Men and Women’s Soccer. • Work closely with the Athletic Field Maintenance personnel. • The head coach will have an academic teaching responsibility consistent with their experience and expertise.
Duties and Responsibilities: The Head Coach of Soccer must have a strong leadership ability and be a dynamic Christian who is interested in developing student-athletes in their spiritual and athletics lives. Duties may include, but are not limited to academic achievement of student-athletes, on field coaching, recruitment of qualified prospects, supervision of assistant coaches and other staff assigned to the program, compliance, program management (eligibility, scheduling, travel, budget, equipment), and student-athlete welfare. It is equally important to maintain a good working relationship with the Women’s Soccer Coach and student-athletes. Duties also include preparing the game field for all home games of Men and Women’s Soccer and working with the Director of Athletics and the Maintenance Department on athletic field needs.
Minimum Qualification Requirements A minimum qualification requirement is a Master's degree. Five years of successful coaching experience at the collegiate level with Head Coaching experience is preferred.
About SNU: SNU is a member of the Great American Conference that is made up of six institutions from Oklahoma and six from Arkansas and falls under the umbrella of NCAA Division II. One of the more historic programs at Southern Nazarene, the men’s soccer program started in 1978 under Wes Harmon whom the current game field garnered its name. The Crimson Storm reached the NAIA National Tournament nine times and won five Sooner Athletic Conference Championships before joining NCAA Division II in the 2012 season. SNU has had 50 All- Americans and since joining Division II it has had 21 all-conference selections between the MIAA and GAC. SNU has also reached the Great American Conference Championships in all three years of eligibility. The Crimson Storm are housed at the four-field Wanda Rhodes Soccer Complex. There are three practice fields and both teams play all their home games on Wes Harmon Field. The complex has both men’s and women’s locker rooms, a laundry facility, bathrooms and multiple storage sheds. The game field also features lights for night games and a concession stand.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience